Apple iPad 10 will to have Touch ID power button and landscape FaceTime camera

According to the Japanese blog Mac Otakara, Apple's next-generation entry-level iPad will be equipped with a Touch ID power button and a repositioned FaceTime camera. The iPad 10 renders shared earlier this month don't accurately depict the location of Touch ID or the front-facing FaceTime camera on the device.

First, while the renders show the iPad 10 with a traditional Touch ID Home button on the bottom bezel, reports suggest the device could feature a Touch ID power button on the top bezel of the device, just like the latest iPad Air and iPad mini models.

Second, the report claims that the FaceTime camera can be placed in the middle of the right bezel of the device for landscape use. Apple's "Centered Portrait" feature, which helps users stay in the center of the frame during video calls, works better when the iPad is in landscape orientation, the report says, and says the new placement of the FaceTime camera on the right border will accommodate this use case.

The report claims that previous iPad 10 renders accurately showed the device's overall dimensions. Previous rumors suggested the iPad 10 would feature a larger 10.5-inch display, USB-C port, A14 Bionic chip, 5G cellular, thinner bezels, and flat edges. By comparison, the iPad 9 has a 10.2-inch display and an A13 Bionic chip.

Mass production of the iPad 10 is reportedly underway. Apple is expected to announce the device at its October event, in part because iPadOS 16 has been delayed until October. The iPad 9 was unveiled in September last year alongside the iPhone 13 series and the new iPad mini 6.

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